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Old Oct 12, 2007, 8:49 PM   #1
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This is a series shot from my kayak earlier this week on a rare day off. I followed this heron for 30 or 40 minutes while it caught a number of fish too small for me to identify - including this one. It also caught a bass, bream, and the catfish I posted the other day. I really like the Canon 400L.

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Old Oct 12, 2007, 8:50 PM   #2
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Old Oct 12, 2007, 8:51 PM   #3
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Can't let it get away:


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Let me get it in the right position to swallow:


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Old Oct 12, 2007, 10:39 PM   #5
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Nice series. The Kayak provides a nice low angle shooting platform and being so close to the action it really feels like you are part of the experience. Nicely done. What lens were you using?
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Old Oct 13, 2007, 12:52 AM   #6
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Great series, Ron!
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Old Oct 13, 2007, 5:13 AM   #7
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Wow are those photos ever sharp, and from a kayak to boot. Well done.
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Thanx everyone. This was shot with a Canon 400L. It's the best lens I have ever owned.
Look here: http://forums.steves-digicams.com/fo...mp;forum_id=11
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awesome series of shots. super sharp and contrasty. i'm impressed that you would take your camera gear out on the water on a kayak. aren't you worried that you could get your gear wet or roll the kayak?

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I have several dry bags and a Pelican case. Besides, I don't go over class 2 with my gear on board. And, of course, I do have insurance too. I've been "driving" boats for over 50 years and have only fallen out 1 time that was not on purpose. That did cost me a 20D and a Sigma 80-400, but ins. covered it. I do lay a towell over it while paddeling, and I use the dry bag when getting in and out of the kayak, or in rough water.
And thanx for the kind words ~ Ron
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